Plane stowaway found dead

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December 1, 2016
Plane stowaway found dead

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The body was discovered after a Lagos-Johannesburg flight landed in Jozi.

Engineers discovered the body of a dead stowaway in the wheel arch of a passenger jet at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport yesterday.

“The lifeless body of a stowaway was … found in the main wheel well of one of Arik Air’s A330-200 aircraft..” the Nigerian airline said.

“The aircraft operated the scheduled Lagos-Johannesburg flight that departed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at 3.55pm on Tuesday and arrived Johannesburg shortly before 11pm.”

An investigation is underway to determine how the stowaway got into the wheel well.

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